Missing You this Year (New Poem by Polly Castor with Photos)

Missing You this Year (New Poem by Polly Castor with Photos)

Missing you this year poem by Polly Castor

Missing You This Year

On this special day
when you came to be with us,
so many trips around the sun ago,
I want to say I’ve missed you this year,
separated as we are
by a continent and pandemic,
but never in our hearts.
We are proud of your progress,
your wisdom, prowess, and astuteness.
You are handling a huge, hard job
with poise, sagacity, and aplomb.
You are loyal and capable,
honorable and authentic.
You are tireless in your care,
raising standards, and inspiring hope.
You value freedom and fresh air,
servant leadership and morality,
education and equality, nature,
intelligence, good food,
and lovingkindness.
You like beautiful things,
appreciating aesthetic design
and functional craftsmanship.
As focused and as effective
as you are in your career,
you also like an escape into
story, wilderness, snuggling,
or a lingering phone call.
It is so gratifying to watch you
build a meaningful life,
learn to pray, make good choices,
and sort through priorities.
Yes, it is a work in progress,
but that’s called life, and you are
a great example of living robustly.
So while I haven’t gotten
to see you in person
this calendar year,
I behold you in my Mind’s eye,
very cherished and supported,
harmoniously maintained,
protected, and adored.
It is such happy day
that you exist in this world!
I’m so very grateful!
You are a blessing.
I celebrate you
and love you,
today and always.

by Polly Castor

      Missing You this Year poem           

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    The picture of the “oyster bed?” Is so intriguing…..never seen this before…

    • Author
      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      Mendocino California.

  2. Joseph D Herring 3 years ago


  3. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    Aren’t these Mussels and Anemones?
    But then I have not seen an oyster bed!

    And Polly: your Be-Day Celebration letter to your daughter
    is beautiful! She is beautiful! You and James are beautiful!
    Life is Beautiful! Let’s continue celebrating it in every way
    We are all just SO BEAUTIFUL…
    Perfect, immortal ideas of The One Beautiful Mind!


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